Assembling the receiver box
Started out today by countersinking the holes on the Right Side Plate (RSP) with a 60 degree countersink.
Bottom row done, all countersunk, all rivets will sit flush.
Next up was riveting the RSP Pintle Pad in place.
The rivets for this just get smashed down, as they also seat into a countersunk hole on the outside. Here it is while grinding the rivet heads smooth.
In the same go, I riveted the bullet stop onto the plate. Very tough to do after it’s all together…
Next up was preparing 2 rivets for the top plate, it gets 2 small rivets in the back, and one long one in the front. Due to the spacing inside, the two back ones need to be trimmed down a bit.
And there she is! Ready to rivet!